Let me start out by saying I really like James Kim?s editorials and spots on CNET. I like his writing style, and most of the time the material. But this podcast almost seems like it should be the James Kim show. He blatantly railroaded the entire show, which I will get back to in a minute. But first, the show is delivered in a really rapid fire, tommy gun style, just stating a topic, maybe one sentence or two about it, and then, on to the next topic. The material and format lends itself better to a newscast than a podcast. The purpose of having multiple people on the show is for DISCUSSION. Otherwise, you just have a one sided monologue while the other person watches. But in this Podcast, James will announce the topic, start talking about it, then ask for Veronica?s feedback, and then, several words into her opinion or thoughts, he just cuts her off, shuts her down and moves on to the next topic. It seemed more like a platform for James to hear himself speak. I listened MANY times to see if I was just being too judgmental, but no, he just railroaded the entire thing. What makes BOL so amazing, and I think why it is so much more popular than similar shows like TWIT, is EQUALITY. There is a level field for everyone to voice their opinions. And I am not saying that now and then, there are not disagreements, but they are handled professionally and in good fun. There is a FUN atmosphere. Podcasts are all about PERSONALITY. James appears to have all the personality of Edward R Murrow on a Xanax and Halcion cocktail. I hear what other listeners said about the quality sounding different. The quality does not sound different; it is just James? dull monotone voice that drowns out 90% of the airtime. When Veronica speaks, you can hear the clarity, it is just that James? voice has a quality to it that sounds like the vocal version using Photoshop to haze an image to hide details, while still allowing you to make out the picture clearly. If CNET is looking to give James his own Podcast, then do it. Let him read quick news story headlines, make a comment and move to the next topic. He could go through 15 topics in a 10-15 minute podcast. But don?t insult the intelligence of the listeners AND the knowledge and experience of a co-host, by making it a Podcast for James to talk and then seemingly demean and run over his co-host side kick dummy. Because then it becomes less of a podcast on the innovations of technology in the audio world, and more like a bad ventriloquist show where the living actor in the show comes across as wooden as the dummy in his lap?..